Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Arts in Criminology through the School of Math & Sciences. The Criminology program is designed to prepare graduates to be a critical thinker and problem solver in many various careers. It also builds an excellent foundation of knowledge for students to pursue graduate degrees or law school.
Are You Ready To...
• Look for meaning in facts and figures
• Understand research methods
• Analyze case studies (detailed descriptions of particular examples)
• Understand criminal law and policy
• Learn theories and the methods of crime psychology
It Helps To Be...
• Interested in psychology, sociology, and the law
• Able to comprehend and analyze a bounty of complex information
• A quick thinker
• Strongly associated with following and obeying the law, as well as enforcing the law
• A person with a great sense of and respect for justice
Police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Officers regularly work at crime or accident scenes and other traumatic events. The jobs of some federal agents, such as U.S. Secret Service and DEA special agents, require extensive travel, often on short notice. These agents may relocate a number of times over the course of their careers. Some special agents, such as those in the U.S. Border Patrol, may work outdoors in rugged terrain and in all kinds of weather. Most people in these fields work full time and some have paid overtime, and many work holidays, nights, and weekends.
The courses that you will take with this degree program will introduce you to topics such as research methods, psychology of crime, ethics, forensic science, juvenile delinquency, criminal profiling, among other things. You will be properly prepared to work in any kind of criminal-related or forensic environment.
American Society for Industrial Security
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
National Association of Investigative Specialists
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Correctional Association
American Criminal Justice Association
American Probation & Parole Association
American Society of Criminology
International High Technology Crime Investigation Association
National Criminal Justice Association
National Organization for Victim